John D. Waller

Biography

John protects the interests of lenders, borrowers, and guarantors when businesses default on secured loans. This includes serving as an advocate during the work out of underperforming loans; filing and defending lawsuits to enforce promissory notes, guaranties, and other written contracts; foreclosing mortgages and enforcing personal property security interests; preserving loan collateral by applying for court-ordered receiverships; protecting lien rights in bankruptcy court; purchasing or selling distressed loans; representing court-appointed receivers; and acting as local counsel for out-of-state lawyers who need to enforce liens within Indiana.

His practice also includes representing mortgage loan servicers and the corresponding trusts/investors in contested residential foreclosures, title insurance claims, and tax sale disputes; asserting the rights of parties in complex, real estate-related litigation; and representing companies and individuals in contract disputes.

John completed a week-long professional training program in trial skills presented by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Education

  • Indiana University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • DePauw University  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Distinctions

  • Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2015, 2016, and 2019) 
    • “Lawyer of the Year” for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Indiana Super Lawyer® (2004, 2011 - 2019)